EOC PRESIDENT AND SECRETARY GENERAL IN PARIS FOR EUROVOLLEY FINALS
30 September 2019
EOC President Janez Kocijančič and Secretary General Raffaele Pagnozzi attended the Men’s European Volleyball Championship Finals in Paris, France on 28-29 September 2019.
The EOC leaders were invited by President of European Volleyball Confederation (CEV) Aleksandar Boričić, as a further sign of the strong ties between EOC and CEV. The visit comes after a recent meeting between Kocijančič and Boričić in Ljubljana, Slovenia, where they discussed the long-term collaboration between the two organisations.
The EuroVolley Final weekend featured a parade of VIPs and Volleyball stars, including double European Champion and double World Champion Italian Lorenzo Bernardi and 2000 Olympic champion Serbian Andrija Geric. In attendance from the EOC also were Members of the Executive Committee, Zlatko Matesa (CRO), Peter Mennel (AUT) and Jean Michel Brun (FRA).
The CEV tournament, which ran from September 12 to 29 September 2019, saw Serbia winning the European title in the last stage. The Serbians reached the top of Europe, after a 3-1 victory over Slovenia at the AccorHotels Arena in the French capital on 29 September. Slovenia, Kocijančič’s motherland Team, were surprising finalists after beating world champions Poland in the semi-final.
For the first time, the EuroVolley competitions were held in four countries: Belgium, France, the Netherlands and Slovenia.
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